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11/26/2016 Latest post:
Our journey on this long and crazy road began October 29, 2016. After a week and a half of being sick several times a day, Hugh finally went to the doctor. He was diagnosed with gastritis. A couple of days later I took him to the ER because he had become so dehydrated. The next day we were able to get him with a wonderful gastrointestinal doctor who admitted Hugh into Grandview Hospital. Over the next few days Dr. Loudin did two different tests and discovered that Hugh's gall bladder was not functioning. He went into surgery to have it removed on Monday, November 14. When the resident came in after the surgery, she definitely had the " I have bad news" look. That is when she told us that there were complications and that he wasn't waking up. At that point, they thought he had a stroke and were taking him for a CAT Scan of his brain. In a very short time, they came back with information that I would have never expected. The CAT scan showed a very large gliobalstoma tumor in the right frontal lobe of his brain. The whirlwind began even though we could barely breathe. We met Dr. Hrynkiw, a well-renowned neurosurgeon. He made no promises about Hugh surviving the surgery and/or the next 24 hours. Through God's grace and mercy he survived both. After the surgery we moved into room 520 in the Neuro ICU. That is where the waiting game continues.